Buccaneers Podcast: Hard Knocks and Doug Martin

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Episode three of the 2017 installment of HBO’s documentary series “Hard Knocks” was the first to feature an interview with Buccaneers running back Doug Martin.

While Hard Knocks may have started with the Buccaneers’ troubled star, the Cadillac Williams episode of Walking the Plank did not.

Instead, we spoke about Maurice Fleming and the amazing ending to the episode. If you didn’t know it already, you found out the Bucs were forced to waive the now injured undrafted free-agent following a knee injury suffered against the Jaguars.

Witnessing Fleming finish the game and literally play on one wheel was a prime example of what makes series’ like this one so great.

Players like this one are the ones who can make a good team great. Guys who are willing and find the ability to run the race with a blown tire.

Hopefully we haven’t seen the last of Fleming as he instantly became one of our favorite Buccaneers players this season.

Next, we dove into the unquestioned scene-stealer of the latest instalment of Hard Knocks, defensive tackle Chris Baker.

Whether he was dancing with plant life or stealing sideline snack from Gerald McCoy, Baker was a surefire highlight every time he appeared during the episode.

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Finally, Doug Martin.

The Bucs running back discussed his rehab and how he’s grown from his experiences into a veteran player he hopes younger players can look up to.

Ira Kaufman presented an interesting idea of how the Buccaneers might handler their presumed starting back during what is supposed to be the full-dress rehearsal for the regular season

We talked all this an more, so come on in and check out the 24th episode of Walking the Plank!

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